Coming back to the pratishta of Bharata, according to legend, a local chieftain, Vakkey
Kaimal had a dream One night in which some mysterious persons appeared before him and told
him that four idols had been washed ashore in the nearby sea and each of them was to be
consecrated at the allotted places. The Kaimal, an ardent devotee of the Lord, hastened to
the seashore early in the morning and found the idols lying there.
The idols were that of Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Satrughna.
They were duly installed in four temples as directed in the dream: Rama at
Triprayar, Bharata at Kutalmanikyam (Irinjalakuda), Lakshmana at Moozhikularn and
Satrughna at Payammel. All the four idols are images of Vishnu though they are
imagined and' worshipped by different names. Worship at all the four temples on the
same day is considered specially meritorious.